Microcurrent for facial rejuvenation uses subtle electrical currents to energize the connective tissue matrix beneath the skin. The systems I use in my practice were developed by acupuncturists and estheticians who effectively synthesized principles of Traditional East Asian Medicine with microcurrent, light, facial acupoints, body acupuncuture, and gemstones. This synergistic approach yields great results, boosting tone, elasticity, and vibrancy.
Would you like to…
• Delay the visible signs of aging
• Enhance or support your facial attractiveness
• Look more vibrant and youthful
• Lift sagging eyelids and jaw lines
• Improve the outcome of cosmetic surgery
• Relax and feel restored
Check out these before and after pictures!
Notice how this client’s face changed after just a 15 minute treatment to the right side of her face. Do you see how lifted and energized her face became and how her overall complexion brightened up, becoming revitalized? It even looks like her mood shifted! Impressive, don’t you agree?
In 2012, Theodore Leaf visited our office and produced this video of our Acugems® Facial Rejuvenation treatment that is both fun and informative:
Why Is Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation so Effective?
I was first introduced to microcurrent for facial rejuvenation by Darren Starwynn, OMD, LAC, of East-West Med, about fourteen years ago. Darren is considered an expert in microcurrent technology for the face and body. He developed the Energy Light Rejuvenation (ELR) system for facial rejuvenation. His system applies microcurrent and LED colorlight to the acupoints of the face. A later collaboration with acupuncturist and esthetician, Aracely Plateroti, O.M.D., Ph.D, saw the addition of gemstones, like tourmaline, to the ELR treatment. This is the system I use, which I refer to as the ELR/Acugems Facial Rejuve Treatment. The inclusion of gemstones definitely heightened the results we were getting. Later, I studied with Carolyn McMakin, who teaches courses in Frequency Specific Microcurrent.
Fascial research suggests that stimulation of the connective tissue matrix enhances cellular communication and supports connective tissue renewal. So essentially, this becomes a whole-body treatment, not just the superficial application of stimuli to the skin.
Here’s what the experts have to say:
Skin problems and aging ultimately result from internal imbalances, so the best way to address them is to correct the inner body imbalances — Aracely Plateroti
It is my view that light is the basis of all communication, information and the innate intelligence of the body. Microcurrent appears to act as a carrier for externally applied light, helping it penetrate into the body more deeply and more easily. Our faces constantly mirror our emotions and thoughts, and Oriental facial diagnosis has long been known to be able to diagnose the condition of the internal organs by reading the face. The face is therefore a two-way holographic gateway to the entire body, mind and spirit. This means that we can diagnose by observing the face, and also that the entire body can be effectively treated through the face — Darren Starwynn
Reported Anecdotal Side-Benefits of Applying Microcurrent to Facial Acupoints
- Hormones – relief from menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms, and hormone-induced acne
- Relief from neck and back pain
- Balanced Emotions
- Reduced GI discomfort and improved elimination
- Improved sleep
- Less fatigue, more energy
- Weight loss
You too can look great and feel great!
Here’s what satisfied clients are saying:
Skin Tightening and Lift
I’ve used different forms of microcurrent therapies for facial rejuvenation throughout the years, so I know it works. I’m really impressed with the results I get from the Acugems system. It’s so relaxing and I can feel my face tighten up during the treatment. My eyes and cheeks have lifted and my neck is getting tighter. No one can believe my age and my friends are always telling me how great my skin looks. J. H. age 68 , Westlake Village, CA
The facial issues I had were related to aging and skin therapy being needed. My facial tissue seemed to be just getting worse day by day. Once you performed the treatments the aging process seemed to stop. My skin was more alive and newer. The old tissues seemed to disappear as new facial tissues were formed. I recommend this treatment to any person both male or female who has an issue with facial skin tissue. This newness in facial care saved me from having plastic surgery performed. D. Z., age 50 , Camarillo, CA
I’ve been getting the Acugems treatment for several years now. My skin looks great and the treatment is so relaxing. I look forward to it every week. S.A., age 74, Westlake Village, CA
I booked a few Acugems facial treatments before I had my eyelid surgery because I knew it would improve my skin tone and give me a better surgical result. Several hours after the surgery, I received an FSM treatment to reduce swelling and speed up my recovery. My eyelids were less swollen after the treatment and I had a quick recovery. Several months later I returned for a follow-up treatment to address scar tissue. After the treatment the redness along the eyelid scars improved and felt better. L.S., age 54, Thousand Oaks, CA
My eyelids were starting to get droopy so I spoke to my opthtomologist about eyelid surgery. In the meantime, I began Acugems facial treatments and my lids began to improve. Several months later, I saw my optomologist again and he was impressed by the changes he saw in my eyelids. So, I decided not to get surgery at this time. G. M., age 58, Westlake Village, CA
Post Cosmetic Surgery
I’ve had two facelifts and over time my skin tone needed some help so I decided to try the Acugems treatment. After my first session there was a big difference in my skin tone. The treatment was very relaxing and the results were amazing. Each treatment builds on the previous one so my skin tone never backslides. My friends and some perfect strangers are so amazed and startled at what has happened to me since these treatments. The results are sure to speak for themselves! I would recommend this for anyone. It’s a win-win treatment! C.J.
Course of Treatment
Results are cumulative. That means you need a series of treatments to get results. Ten to twenty treatments are recommended to begin improving tone. Afterwards you can move to a maintenance schedule of six to eight weeks between treatments.
Note: Your lifestyle also affects your response to treatment. If you smoke, consume sugar, salt, or alcohol on a regular basis, you are dehydrated which can affect how quickly you respond to treatment.
Each person responds differently to treatment and do not produce permanent results.
Treatments are approximately one hour long.
One 60 min treatment …………$ 145.00
6-60 min treatments ….…………$ 653.00
10-60 min treatments…………….$1,015.00
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MAUREENA BIVINS, PhD, LAc
31255 Cedar Valley Dr. #307
Westlake Village, CA 91362
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Disclaimer: This treatment is not comparable to cosmetic surgery. Results vary. Nothing on this web site is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition of whatever nature, and shall not be construed as medical advice, implied or otherwise. Information on this site is intended to be for educational edification and use only.